5 smartphones to look out for in 2019

Happy New Year from the Signal Telecom team! 2018 was a great year for phones & 2019 looks even better. Check out these top 5 phones that we are looking forward to getting our hands on!

 

Samsung Galaxy X

The foldable Samsung Galaxy X could be the most exciting phone of the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When? Mid-2019, TBC

The top candidate for strangest phone of 2019 is an easy one to call. It’s the Samsung Galaxy X, the foldable phone rumored for half a decade. And it is almost here.

A prototype version of what is presumed to be this foldable monster was seen in 2018 at the Samsung Developer Conference. 

It’s effectively a vehicle for Samsung’s Infinity Flex display technology, the OLED panel and folding mechanism and makes such a futuristic-looking design possible. You effectively get a phone-shaped handset with a screen on the outside that can open up to reveal a tablet-size display. It’s one way to let a phone take on the serious jobs you might otherwise use a laptop for. One snag: it’s likely to be hugely expensive.

 

OnePlus 7

The OnePlus 6T added an in-display fingerprint scanner and a smaller notch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When? Before end of May 2019

We already know the next OnePlus phone, which may be called the OnePlus 7 will have 5G mobile internet. It will make it one of the first to offer 5G mobile internet. But unless you live in a country with some of the best mobile network infrastructure in the world, it also likely means that extra speed won’t be meaningful for a while.

Still, shiny new things still shine. OnePlus has suggested the phone will use the Snapdragon 855 CPU, making it ultra fast and of course you can expect existing OnePlus goodies too, like an in-screen fingerprint scanner and, probably, largely glass build. 

 

iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Max

The iPhone XS and XS Max were incremental upgrades, so we’re hoping for big things from the iPhone 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When? September

As ever, it’ll be months before we see anything vaguely reliable leaked about the next iPhone. Apple likes to keep its surprises fresh for the big day, and that big day isn’t until (most likely) September.

The roll call of current  suggestions about what the iPhone 11 will be like include a pop-up camera module, a TouchBar display on its side and an iPad Pro-like stylus.  Another early rumour for the next iPhone is that it may come with an Apple Pencil stylus. This would put it directly against Samsung’s Note range which also comes with a feature packed stylus. However, it’s still early days for iPhone 2019 rumours so they will not be as accurate. We will be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest news.

 

Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P20 Pro was great, but we want even more from the P30 Pro

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When? March/April 2019

If you’re not impressed by Huawei’s phones these days, you should be. After the amazing P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro in 2018, the Huawei P30 Pro is right near the top of our ‘most wanted of 2019’ list. 

The upcoming P30 and P30 Pro are also expected to be high end devices and they will directly compete with all the largest smartphones in the market. Some of the latest rumours surrounding the new P30 range include quad cameras on the back of the device. It has also been speculated the P30 range of devices will support the new 5G mobile network. 

From a user experience point of view, though, perhaps speed rather than a drastic image quality change is what Huawei wants. The P20 Pro can take up to 6-7 seconds to shoot a low-light photo. If it can bring that down to a second or two, the P30 Pro will be even more fun to use.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10 Plus

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be among the first flagships to launch in 2019

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When? March 2019

The Galaxy S10 will be one of the first phones launched in 2019 and it will set the tone for Samsung’s 2019 phones.

New Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks point to big changes for the smartphones in 2019, with a fresh all-screen display and a ‘hole punch’ front-facing camera embedded in the top right corner of the screen.  The hole punch design means that the phone avoids a notch, which can be found on many of the latest smartphones. The notch is the black bar that eats into the screen of the some of the latest smartphones. Popular phones with notches include the iPhone XS and Google Pixel 3. 

Three models are said to be released which include: Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. This puts the the Galaxy S10 range in direct competition with Apple’s latest iPhone releases. The rumored Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be a more significant upgrade and you’ll be able to tell the difference between this year’s phone and last year’s handset if all of the leaks so far turn out to be true.

 

Source courtesy of TechRadar

 

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